Re: The Future and Nihilism (was Re: >H RE: Present dangers

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 07 Sep 1999 08:05:42 -0400

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Concerning present dangers to transhumanism, the following excerpt comes
> from:
> (by Bruce Sterling, "Viridian Pope-Emperor")
> "There are stormclouds all over your horizon. Legal
> harassment from Greens is one thing. But scientists
> already have enemies who specialize in illegal personal
> intimidation. The ALF, for instance.
> "You may have noticed that the Animal Liberation Front
> no longer bothers with the "corporate veil." Instead,
> they tend to "body-picket." Individual scientists find
> these hobbit-like characters peering in their windows,
> flinging gouts of blood, putting stink bombs in their
> mailboxes, leaving burning bags on the welcome mat. Is
> that your future, too? Could well be. Hope you're up for
> it."
> --------------------------------------
> You probably already know about these people.
> I just thought I'd add this update to the thread.

Sounds like a case of hate-crimes. I say use their own stupid law against them, see how they feel.

Mike Lorrey